By Mike Filey
A Toronto Album 2, better half version to Mike Filey's immensely well known unique album, is a photographic trip via bustling Toronto from the overdue Thirties to the early Nineteen Seventies. one of the 100-plus photos is a quartet that indicates the notable adjustments to Toronto's skyline over a half-century. Others trap the 1939 royal stopover at, steam trains of their twilight years, the evolution of the health facility for ailing little ones, a glance at Christmas prior, and glimpses of some landmark structures we were not shrewdpermanent adequate to maintain. A Toronto Album 2 is a memento Torontonians will treasure.
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The old building then remained empty until the end of 1994, when the Toronto Raptors basketball team announced part of the building would be incorporated into its new arena, to be known as the Air Canada Centre. Construction began on March 12, 1997. Less than a year later ownership of the Maple Leaf hockey team and the Raptors came under the control of one company (Maple Leaf Gardens, Limited) resulting in the new arena having two tenants, the hockey Leafs and the basketball Raptors. The former's first game in the new arena was played on February 20, 1999, the latter's, the very next night.
Barker Field remained in operation until 1953, when it was squeezed out by the commercialization of what had been the tranquil farmland that had once surrounded the airfield. One of the federal government's ideas for Toronto's modern new airport was simply to enlarge Barker Field, which was located on the west side of Dufferin Street just north of today's Lawrence Avenue. Barker Field was first used as a flying field in 1927 and remained nameless until June 6, 1931, when Toronto Mayor William Stewart dedicated the field to the memory of First World War flying ace Col.
Torontonians were doing their part. 56 Workers pose for the photographer as the one-hundredth Lancaster bomber is rolled out of Victory Aircraft's Malton factory, One of Canada's major contributions to the war effort was the manufacture of 430 Lancaster heavy bombers at Victory's Malton, Ontario factory, located at the north end of today's Pearson International Airport. " It rolled off the assembly line on August 1, 1943. During peak production (one effort 1944. Lancaster per day) the Victory factory employed ten thousand workers.